Italian cloth a light material of cotton and worsted; — called also farmer's satin.Italian iron, a heater for fluting frills.Italian juice, Calabrian liquorice.

(I*tal"ian), n.

1. A native or inhabitant of Italy.

2. The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.

(I*tal"ian*ate) v. t. [Cf. It. italianare.] To render Italian, or conformable to Italian customs; to Italianize. [R.] Ascham.

(I*tal"ian*ate) a. Italianized; Italianated. "Apish, childish, and Italianate." Marlowe.

(I*tal"ian*ism) n.

1. A word, phrase, or idiom, peculiar to the Italians; an Italicism.

2. Attachment to, or sympathy for, Italy.

(I*tal"ian*ize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Italianized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Italianizing ] [Cf. F. italianiser, It. italianizzare.]

1. To play the Italian; to speak Italian. Cotgrave.

2. To render Italian in any respect; to Italianate. "An Englishman Italianized." Lowell.

(I*tal"ic) a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf. Italian.]

1. Relating to Italy or to its people.

2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; - - so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.

Italic languages, the group or family of languages of ancient Italy.Italic order(Arch.), the composite order. See Composite. - - Italic school, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were first promulgated.Italic version. See Itala.

(I*tal"ic), n.; pl. Italics (Print.) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); — often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.

Itacist to Ixtle

(I"ta*cist) n. [Cf. F. itaciste.] One who is in favor of itacism.

(It`a*col"u*mite) n. [From Itacolumi, a mountain of Brazil.] (Min.) A laminated, granular, siliceous rocks, often occurring in regions where the diamond is found.

(It`a*con"ic) a. [From aconitic, by transposition of the letters.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C5H6O4, which is obtained as a white crystalline substance by decomposing aconitic and other organic acids.

(It"a*la) n. [Fem. of L. Italus Italian.] An early Latin version of the Scriptures (the Old Testament was translated from the Septuagint, and was also called the Italic version).

(I*tal"ian) a. [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. Italic.] Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language.

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